Monday, July 22, 2013

Some interesting things that came in over the weekend

While I was unpacking boxes of books and clothes, friends sent me several interesting items over the weekend. ~Bob

Excerpt: George Zimmerman could have been my son. Whites justifiably are cautious around young Black men. Since Blacks, with only 12% of the population, commit over 50% of all crime, when we see and read some of the most heinous, violent crime reports in the newspapers, when we see as group of them mob-rob convenience stores, we become cautious when we come into the company of young Blacks, especially if they are dressed like thugs. When I read of three Black thugs who killed a 90 year old White World War II vet, then turn and rape his 90 year old wife, and in the same week as the Trayvon Martin incident, I immediately question Trayvon's character. (George Zimmerman is changing his name to Ben Ghazi so no one will ever hear of him again. -LLW)

Married father of two, another sicko rape 16-year-old prostitute and toss her from roof of a three-story Brooklyn apartment building, sources say
I'm sure this will bump TRAYVON off the front burner. - LLW

Black woman (44) charged with burning 12-year-old white boy to death with blow torch
Sure, he could have been me 55 years ago. But never mind—tell me more about Trayvon, Mr. President. ~Bob.

Excerpt: In particular, I wish I could have found room to discuss the case of John Harris White, the black man who shot and killed an unarmed white teen. White had testified that he had grown up hearing stories about his grandfather being terrorized by the KKK and he thought the white teens in his New York yard were a lynch mob. He also claimed that the gun went off accidentally. White was convicted of manslaughter, but after six months his sentence was commuted by then-governor David Patterson in one of his last acts of office.

Older: Gunned down in Florida: The two 'fun-loving' British friends enjoying a holiday of a lifetime
They could have been me—or you. Waiting two years for statement from Obama. ~Bob

The Downfall of Detroit: It took only six decades of “progressive” policies to bring a great city to its knees. By Mark Steyn
Excerpt: To achieve this level of devastation, you usually have to be invaded by a foreign power. In the War of 1812, when Detroit was taken by a remarkably small number of British troops without a shot being fired, Michigan’s Governor Hull was said to have been panicked into surrender after drinking heavily. Two centuries later, after an almighty 50-year bender, the city surrendered to itself. … Forty-seven percent of adults are functionally illiterate, which is about the same rate as the Central African Republic, which at least has the excuse that it was ruled throughout the Seventies by a cannibal emperor.

McCain: Obama’s Trayvon Comments ‘Very Impressive’
Excerpt: If there are any conservatives who still supported McCain, they should be all gone now with these comments. He basically just needs to switch his party and quit insulting the Republican name.

Excerpt: Unnerved by an unspoken mix of political bias and racial queasiness, the major media have chosen to know as little about Trayvon Martin as they know about Barack Obama. … Trayvon, in fact, had become a devotee of the druggy concoction known as "Lean," also known in southern hip-hop culture as "Sizzurp" and "Purple Drank." Lean consists of three basic ingredients -- codeine, a soft drink, and candy. (Arizona Watermelon Drink, Skittles and ? A kid buying a drink and candy or 2/3 of an addictive formulation? Never brought out. Daily Caller posted Martin tweets 03/26/13 and 03/29/13 (another acct found). Read some. Warning: Graphic language. --Barb)

Private Gun Buyback Program Redistributes Guns To The Poor And Unarmed. By Philip Hodges 
Excerpt: Here’s a buyback program we could all support. It’s actually less of a gun buyback and more of a gun giveaway. The organization is called the Armed Citizen Project. They’re working on becoming a 501(c)(3) organization, but that could take a while since they’re a conservative, gun-rights group. We know how the IRS likes to take their time with those types of people. (Wow, what a great idea. This ought to have the antigun people foaming at the mouth and chewing on the carpet. I wonder how many weapons they can really recycle to people. --Del)

Excerpt: I’ve been struggling with this article for several days now. Primarily because I didn’t want to write anything about Trayvon Martin or George Zimmerman or the racial tension we’ve been having lately. Nonetheless, I find myself compelled. I’ve never been one to ignore the elephant in the room, and to do so now would be inconsistent and dishonest on my part.

“There is another class of coloured people who make a business of keeping the troubles, the wrongs, and the hardships of the Negro race before the public. Having learned that they are able to make a living out of their troubles, they have grown into the settled habit of advertising their wrongs — partly because they want sympathy and partly because it pays. Some of these people do not want the Negro to lose his grievances, because they do not want to lose their jobs.”
― Booker T. Washington. (Heard this quoted by Allen West the other day on the radio. Gee, does this sound familiar? –Barb.)

Still More False Claims About ObamaCare
Excerpt: "Millions of Americans opened letters from their insurance companies," Obama said, and "were pleasantly surprised with a check." Not exactly. An AP fact check of Obama's talk found almost all those checks went to employers who provide health benefits to their employees, and who didn't have to pass them on to workers. (Just a summary of several of the articles I've sent out before. Nice to have the information piling up. Maybe, gradually, more people who really believed the hype will be disillusioned, and really upset about it in time for the 2014 election. --Del)

6 changes that would improve Obamacare. By Diana Furchtgott-Roth
Excerpt: Now that President Obama has delayed the employer penalty for not providing health insurance until 2015, as well as the requirement that people applying for health insurance on the exchanges provide verification of income, Congress should also postpone the individual mandate and other provisions of the bill. This would give lawmakers the opportunity to consider a technical corrections bill to improve some aspects of the Affordable Care Act.

Gingrich: Gangs Increased 40 Since Obama Elected
Excerpt: "Gangs have increased by 40 percent since this president was elected," Gingrich said. "There is no federal program to stop it. No one wants to have an honest conversation about it. You have a congressman whose own district is bleeding, who puts on a hoodie as a symbolic act, but he doesn’t do anything about the gangs in his own district."

Obama Stirs Trayvon Pot to Distract from IRS, NSA, DOJ and Benghazi Scandals
Excerpt: Look, I don’t fault Obama for stirring the Trayvon pot again. Hell, I would have if I were in his shoes. “Why”, you ask? Well, it’s pretty simple folks: it takes everyone’s attention off the Mama June-sized scandals he’s boiling in right now, that’s why.

11-year-old Yemeni girl escapes forced marriage: "I'm not the only one....There are many cases like that. Some children decide to throw themselves into the sea. They're dead now."

Five family members shot in a New York park after daughter files police complaint against thugs who threw a milkshake in her face
Excerpt: Five members of a family in Brooklyn, New York were shot in what appears to be retaliation for a harassment incident at a local McDonald's. 45-year-old Ronaldo Pizarro had helped his 18-year-old daughter file a police report after she was harassed by a group of young men while working at her job at McDonald's. … Police have not yet made any arrests or released a description of the shooter or shooters. (OK, so Pizarro is probably Hispanic. Wonder what color the “young men” (don’t you love the propaganda instead of “hoodlums”?) are? Anyone want to place a bet? I mean, the POTUS has gone from race baiting with “This could have been my son” to “This could have been me” to make folks retrospective. Anyone still harboring the delusion that POTUS cares about the US and that his goal is to destroy? –Barb)

Saudi Arabian Airlines Defends Discrimination Against Israelis
Excerpt: De Blasio condemned the Saudi airline’s decision not to allow Israelis on board and said that it was “racial discrimination.” He warned that he would work to ensure the Saudi airlines does not land in American airports. “No city in the world has closer ties to Israel than we do, and yet Israeli citizens are being discriminated against right here at JFK [airport]. It’s not only illegal; it’s an affront to who we are,” De Blasio said, according to the New York Post.

Jerry Brown Stands Atop California's Collapsing House Of Cards
Excerpt: Jerry Brown, soon to be California’s longest-serving Governor, is obsessed with his legacy. Legacies, however, are judged retrospectively. For now, Brown has been receiving much credit nationally for “balancing” the budget. In truth, the budget is not really balanced and Brown is setting California up to fall like a house of cards. (It's supposed to be really great, well on the rebound, and looking bright for the future. At least, that's how it's been presented in the media recently. But hey, when someone bothers to really look closely at the man behind the curtain, they find out that what's projected on the screen and what is really on the scene are very, very much in contrast. Detroit is trying to go bankrupt, and I keep thinking that California cannot be too far behind. Or will the state get a bailout from Mr. Obama? After all, the votes went his way in CA in the last election. I keep wondering how the sensible people living in California manage to avoid continuous worries about what will happen when it really, seriously hits the fan. [Canned goods and ammo? And a good water supply, after all, it is mostly a desert.] --Del)

Hidden Consequences of the Employer Mandate Delay. By Elizabeth Lee Vliet, M.D.
Excerpt: Obamacare is a hodgepodge of new regulations, requirements, and penalties. I'd like to start by defining three terms which, while obscure today, should begin to enter our everyday vocabulary as Obamacare continues to take effect: … Why delay one component of Obamacare and not the others? More specifically, why delay the employer mandate but not the individual mandate? To answer that question, we must first understand this fact: Obama wants a single-payer healthcare system in the US. This is not a secret: (Here is a really great presentation by a doctor on all the stuff of "what's in it" that we so desperately need to know. She has gone into the important aspects of implementation line by line. Read this and get very nervous about how things will be shaking out in the next 12 months or so. Why delay the Employer Mandate? Because it will hit people so hard that there will be a real swell of upset and disappointment in the ACA and that would be bad for the Democrats running for office in 2014. The real question is how can he delay this part of the plan, which is actually a law. The President cannot just decide to put laws into abeyance at his whim, for political purposes. But apparently no one is going to challenge him on this. He has often said "I am not a dictator". Methinks he doth protest too much. --Del)

What It Means To Be White In America
Excerpt: Let’s have a discussion about race. Not a one-sided harangue, but a two-way discussion. Let’s move beyond the politically correct “Whites are racists, blacks are victims” and actually talk things out. You do that by hearing both sides. (This guy will be pilloried for being racist by many people, Black and White, who read this column. But what's important to keep in mind is his paragraph near the end where he says that both he and Mr. Obama are partially right and partially wrong in their comments about race, because of the basis from which the comments were made. He is making the point that by and large we don't have a real public conversation about the problems of race in America, mostly we hear harangues and condemnations of Whites from the viewpoint of some Blacks. And this is really not productive, in fact, it just contributes to keeping racial tensions high. Yes, there is racism among some Whites, and there certainly is racism among some Blacks. Until everyone admits that racism can be found among all groups, and everyone needs to be honest about it and condemn it universally, we won't be making much progress in really decreasing its incidence overall. --Del)

'Bash mobs' sweep through Southern California
Excerpt: Organized "bash mob" crime rampages of roving groups attacking innocent people and businesses have been striking cities around the United States. Law enforcement agencies in Southern California have reported few similar problems -- until now. In the last several days, there have been several reports of such group crime waves in South L.A., Hollywood, San Bernardino and Victorville. Long Beach police are bracing for another one Friday. (This stuff has been going on at varying levels for well over a year now, with one variant being the "Knockout Game", and the other one the flash mobs that swarm into stores to wreak havoc and steal. Most of the time the media faithfully avoid any description of the race of the people involved. In this article, keep reading until later on when a prayer vigil is mentioned, and then, finally, a trial verdict. After that, maybe there's a slight chance that a person could make an accurate guess about who is involved. Of course, only a racist would notice. --Del)

Restoring plain and civil speech to politics. By Dr. Benjamin S. Carson Sr.
Excerpt: Proponents of political correctness say it is a way that we can be kind and courteous to everyone, but they need to recognize that it is quite possible to be respectful without imposing an unspoken law that is antithetical to one of the founding principles of our nation — namely, freedom of expression and freedom of speech. Political correctness, which is vigorously enforced by much of the news media and many of our educational institutions, imposes a code of silence that prevents discussion of game-changing alterations of our fundamental social pillars. (A great commentary on PC and how it amounts to gagging everyone about important subjects that deserve and need open, honest discussion. [I think this man should run for office.] --Del)

Excerpt: George Zimmerman, who has not been seen publicly since being acquitted in the murder of Trayvon Martin earlier this month, surfaced last week to rescue an unidentified driver trapped in an overturned truck in Florida, police said Monday. Sanford Police Department Capt. Jim McAuliffe told Fox News that Zimmerman, 29, was identified by a crash victim as the man who pulled him from the mangled vehicle last week. “George Zimmerman pulled me out,” firefighters were told by the unidentified driver, according to McAuliffe. (With Zimmerman’s luck, the media will say the guy he rescued was the Grand Dragon of the local Klan. ~Bob.)

Then-Sen. Obama co-sponsored ‘stand your ground’ law in 2004 in Illinois
Excerpt: President Obama may currently be calling on the states to review their respective “stand your ground” gun laws, but he wasn’t always so opposed to the right-to-carry rule. In 2004, while a senator in Illinois, he co-sponsored legislation that allowed for the same rights.

Illinois awarded $4.2 million federal bonus for ‘only’ misspending $52 million on food stamps

Obama's Off-teleprompter Race Speech. By Kevin Jackson
Excerpt: The fact is most of the black people who experienced the racism of Democrats of the '50s and '60s are dead. But that hasn't stopped Liberal institutions, like media and academia from reminding young black kids of that past, and making young white kids feel guilt for the past. Academia teaches younger blacks how to exploit the idea of racism of whites, and guilt trips whites into thinking it is racist to notice the vastly disproportionate crime committed by young black males.

Embattled IRS chief counsel met with Obama 2 days before agency changed targeting criteria
Excerpt: The Obama appointee implicated in congressional testimony in the IRS targeting scandal met with President Obama in the White House two days before offering his colleagues a new set of advice on how to scrutinize tea party and conservative groups applying for tax-exempt status. IRS chief counsel William Wilkins, who was named in House Oversight testimony by retiring IRS agent Carter Hull as one of his supervisors in the improper targeting of conservative groups, met with Obama in the Roosevelt Room of the White House on April 23, 2012.

Excerpt: Food stamps are paying for trans-Atlantic takeout — with New Yorkers using taxpayer-funded benefits to ship food to relatives in Jamaica, Haiti and the Dominican Republic. Welfare recipients are buying groceries with their Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) cards and packing them in giant barrels for the trip overseas, The Post found.

This Raccoon Must Be A Democrat

Excerpt: Asari Dokubo Defends Under-aged Marriage Law In Nigeria… “We Muslims Can Marry Girls Of Any Age”. A prominent Niger Delta Muslim, Alhaji Mujahid Abubakar Dokubo-Asari, has lashed out at critics of the moves by Nigeria’s Senate to approve under-age marriage.

25 Facts About The Fall Of Detroit That Will Leave You Shaking Your Head
Excerpt: She ruled that Detroit's bankruptcy filing violates the Michigan Constitution because it would result in reduced pension payments for retired workers. She also stated that Detroit's bankruptcy filing was "also not honoring the (United States) president, who took (Detroit’s auto companies) out of bankruptcy", and she ordered that a copy of her judgment be sent to Barack Obama. How "honoring the president" has anything to do with the bankruptcy of Detroit is a bit of a mystery, but what that judge has done is ensured that there will be months of legal wrangling ahead over Detroit's money woes. 

How poverty wages for tea pickers fuel India's trade in child slavery

An Honest Conversation About Race
Excerpt: Unlike President Obama, who tried to say he could have been Trayvon Martin 35 years ago, I actually grew up in a rough part of New York. By the time I was 17, I had seen racism and bigotry from a perspective Obama could never have experienced. I’m a “white Hispanic.” For most of my childhood I lived in a predominantly black neighborhood in Queens called Jamaica. I was the “minority.”

They could have been Barack Obama, 30 years ago. Before he had men with guns to protect his family. ~Bob

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